After the unions last week, the employers' organizations are received Monday and Tuesday in Matignon, to talk in particular about the employment of seniors or defend the degressivity of unemployment benefits. The dialogue with Medef, CPME and U2P should be much less confrontational than with the employee unions who feel they have been "betrayed" after the adoption of the pension reform. "We go there to talk method" and in particular to get the government to take back "the possible agreements that we would sign" with the unions, told AFP the president of the Medef, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux.
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The commitment has already been made by the government for the agreement on the sharing of value in companies, signed by four unions and which must be transposed into a draft law presented at the end of May to the Council of Ministers.
"We have made a major effort by agreeing to sign with the social partners" this agreement, warns Jean-Eudes du Mesnil, the number two of the Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CPME), adding that "it is obviously out of the question that we put our hand in the pocket".
Following the pension reform and the rejection by the Constitutional Council of its provisions on the senior CDI and the senior index, the Medef and the CPME, which will be received at the end of the day Monday by Elisabeth Borne, hear about the employment of seniors.
Beyond the postponement of the retirement age to 64, "if we want to increase the country's activity rate, we must have a higher employment rate for seniors," insists Roux de Bézieux. The president of Medef wants to put on the social agenda the issue of the transition between work and retirement "to allow people to retire gradually" as is done in some northern European countries.
The CPME for its part will put back on the table its proposal to exempt seniors from unemployment insurance contributions. "The counterpart is that if the company has to separate from the senior before retirement age, at that time the company must reimburse all the exemptions that have been granted," explains Jean-Eudes du Mesnil.
Low occupations net wagesbetween one and two minimum wages
The first two employers' organisations also intend to limit the possibility of opening a time savings account in all companies to the days saved just before retirement, and not throughout working life as is the case in some large companies.
The Medef will also defend the degressivity of unemployment benefits, while according to the number one of the CFE / CGC François Homeril, Elisabeth Borne would consider "letting the social partners return" on this measure that came into force in February.
On wages, Roux de Bézieux estimates that "private companies have done the job" with an average per capita salary up 5.8% according to Urssaf, unlike the State-employer where the increase is "around 2%". But he is ready to talk about the problem of the low increase in net wages between one and two minimum wages, while according to some studies, "between 60% and 70% of salary increases are not found in net", due in particular to the disappearance of the activity bonus.
In general, "we come rather with a list of topics that we want to discuss, we do not come with our proposals and our solutions," says Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux who is preparing to hand over to the head of the Medef.
However, it excludes discussing with the unions subjects on which positions are too antagonistic, such as wage indexation. "Social dialogue works when there is grain to grind and there is the will on both sides to find a compromise," says the president of Medef.
The CPME, which also wants to address the housing crisis and the use of the personal training account, ensures that it is "absolutely not in a defensive state of mind" after the pension reform.
The Union of Local Enterprises (U2P), which represents craftsmen and liberal professions, will be received Tuesday by Elisabeth Borne.